Construction / News AccorInvest opens a new hotel in the modern Cambridge North quarter

The Novotel Cambridge North opened its doors on 17 May 2021. The hotel is one of the first buildings to be completed as part of the transformation of Cambridge North into a new, revitalised and sustainable urban quarter.

AccorInvest’s teams are very proud of this project which has been carried out with our managing partner, Accor. The elegant Novotel Cambridge North boasts ultramodern facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a gym with cutting edge fitness equipment and six meeting rooms, two of which have removable partitions. The hotel spans six storeys and has 217 rooms, including some spacious suites as well as rooms for people with reduced mobility. With a contemporary design and adaptable layout, each room has ergonomic furniture making the most of the living space, as well as a 55″ TV, super-fast Wi-Fi and a bathroom with rain shower for a chic and modern experience.

The hotel provides a bright and stylish haven while being close to the town. Its impressive and welcoming public area has been designed using a range of high-quality materials (wood, metal and glass) coupled with luxurious fabrics and warm natural earth tones. Complementing the subdued modern design, the space features small individual lounge areas where food is served. All these elements, not forgetting a 270 sqm retail space on the ground floor, will make this one of the most popular hotels with visitors to Cambridge, whether for business or leisure, to the delight of local residents.

For families and travellers looking for a place to unwind, whether during their stay or after a day’s work, the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and fully equipped gym are at their disposal. The hotel’s bright and elegant restaurant caters for all tastes and offers a range of locally sourced dishes as well as international cuisine and delicious cocktails.

We are also very proud to have built a solid and sustainable construction featuring a concrete and brick façade, certified as “Excellent″ by the BREEAM environmental label. The hotel’s transport links (on foot, bike and public transport) and proximity to the town centre, make Novotel Cambridge North an integral part of Cambridge’s sustainable development policy.

Martijn van der Graaf, Head of Portfolio Management UK & Benelux Accorinvest said: « We are delighted with the opening of this stunning hotel which also marks the re-opening of our hotels throughout the UK for all guests. AccorInvest has been working closely together with the developer Brookgate on the delivery of this hotel. This development is completely in line with our strategy as owner, operator and investor in eco and midscale properties in key cities within Europe.».

« We are happy to open for business in May at a key moment for the hospitality industry with travel starting up again. We are delighted to welcome customers to this magnificently designed hotel, ideally located for work and leisure. The safety and well-being of our guests is our main priority so we will be implementing strict hygiene and prevention measures.» Cyril Bulvestre, GM of the hotel.

Located next to the new Cambridge North rail station (2017), the hotel is in a prime location for travellers as well as the Cambridge North business district and the future residents of this fast-growing area.

Cambridge North is effectively a gateway to the existing major business parks such as Cambridge Business Park, Cambridge Science Park and St John’s Innovation Park but also for the 700 new houses and 12,000 sqm of office space under construction opposite the hotel. Other housing, retail spaces, a public square, parks and communal facilities are due to be added in stages over the next ten years.

The project for Cambridge North is to transform the area into a dynamic new neighborhood with a sustainable and highly connected mixed community. Cambridge North will become a modern urban quarter with sustainability and health at its heart thanks to all the low-carbon pedestrian areas with access to green spaces.

The Novotel Cambridge North sets the tone and is part of this transformation by being one of the first to open in the neighborhood.

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